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Véronique De Brabanter

Firm: PwC Legal
Country: Belgium

Practice Area: Tax Controversy

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Véronique is Senior Counsel at PwC Legal and her practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation related to all types of taxes.

Véronique has built up extensive experience over the past 20 years in advising both Belgian and international clients on procedural matters and in the handling of both administrative and court proceedings (such as complex transfer pricing disputes).

As a specialist in Belgian and international tax law, Véronique assists clients in the context of tax audits and negotiates settlements with the administrative authorities. She assists clients in developing a litigation strategy on the basis of national legislation, EU law and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights.

Véronique also carries out risk analyses (e.g. penalties, criminal prosecution and liability of managers) and helps clients with voluntary disclosures.

She has expertise in litigation aftercare and in implementing settlements or court decisions, and files requests for waiver of interests and penalties.

Véronique teaches local and regional tax law at the University of Ghent and regularly lectures at seminars on tax and litigation topics.

She is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

Professional background
  • 2018 – present - Senior Counsel, PwC Legal - Member of the Brussels Bar
  • 2014 – 2018 - Counsel, PwC Legal 
  • 1996 – 2014 - Lawyer in various law firms
  • 1994 – 1996 - Tax Inspector at the Ministry of Finance

Publications (selection)
  • “Uitbreiding aanslag- en onderzoeksmogelijkheden bij ontvangst buitenlandse inlichtingen door de fiscus”, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, De Brabanter V., Dutré N., 2016, nr. 35, p.1
  • “Is het verschil in regeling van voorafgaande kennisgeving van vermoedens van fraude inzake btw en inkomstenbelastingen discriminatoir?”, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, Lejeune I., De Brabanter V., Vermeire L., 2016, nr. 21
  • “Verkorting bezwaartermijn voor lokale belastingen niet ongrondwettelijk, maar retroactiviteit niet toegelaten?”, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, De Brabanter V., Laurent B., 2016, nr. 12
  • “FATCA en CRS geïmplementeerd in het Belgische recht”, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, De Brabanter V., 2016, nr. 9
  • “Benadeling onvoldoende voor fiscus om nalatenschap in plaats van belastingplichtige te aanvaarden”, Fiscale Actualiteit, De Brabanter V., Dehou, J., Peters E., 2016/13

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